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Europe Braces for Travel Snags as UK Blame Game Escalates

  • Strikes to ground 25% of Paris-CDG flights, disrupt UK rail
  • Willie Walsh criticizes UK’s Shapps over transport policy
Queues to enter security at Gatwick Airport on June 7.

Queues to enter security at Gatwick Airport on June 7.

Photographer: Diego Garcia Rodriguez/PA Media
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Europe is bracing for further travel disruption from airport bottlenecks and threatened rail strikes, as airline lobbyist Willie Walsh stepped up a war of words with the UK government over transport policy. 

Travel hubs in the region have struggled to cope with a surge in demand as pandemic restrictions have eased, and discount carrier Wizz Air Holdings Plc warned Wednesday that the threat of further turmoil across the continent threatens the extent of the industry’s recovery.